Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Is there a way to detect idle duration and activate a hotkey for a PC?

  1. #1
    Newbie RedScorpion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Loma Linda California
    Posts
    54

    Is there a way to detect idle duration and activate a hotkey for a PC?

    I don't have a laptop, therefore I don't have the advanced battery shutdown features that laptops provide.

    My plan is to figure out a way to detect idle and use a hotkey function that will activate a relay on fusion brain in order to change the timing on my power M3-atx supply to shut the carputer or hibernate it when there is no ignition.

    Does this sound complicated?

    The only complicated part for me is how to detect an idle state for a certain period of time and let this activate a hotkey.

    I just want the carputer to auto shut down when not used with an M3-atx hard shut down when ignition is off only.

  2. #2
    Admin. Linux loser.
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Bugbyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Corning, NY
    Posts
    7,359
    Blog Entries
    2
    I'm not understanding what you want to do. It sounds like you want the pc to shut down and startup automatically with the car ignition. But that feature is built into the M3.

    What are you trying to do?
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

  3. #3
    Newbie RedScorpion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Loma Linda California
    Posts
    54

    It is simple

    To simplify it more.

    In laptops, the laptop works on AC in different settings ie: more time before standby or shutdown. When on battery the laptop has different settings to preserve battery life.

    I want my carputer to recognize idle time when ignition is off in order to turn off automatically if not used after a certain amount of time. but stay on when motor is running!

  4. #4
    Admin. Linux loser.
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Bugbyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Corning, NY
    Posts
    7,359
    Blog Entries
    2
    Get a timer relay and put it on the ignition line to the M3. Set it to whatever you want.

    Some of the PSU's (Carnetix 2140) allow you to set this in firmware or using jumpers. Check the M3 to see if you can do that first.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rubidoux, CA
    Posts
    241
    a normal setup with the m3 atx (or m2 for that matter) is to have the computer always on with ignition, and shutdown after a set time delay of no ignition. idle activity is not usually used at all. Basically, you set it up for the time delay you want (with the onboard jumpers), and after the ignition has been gone for that length of time, it will pulse the power button. You then have the computer set to hibernate when the power button is pressed, and don't set up anything for idle time.

    If you envision sitting there using the carputer for a length of time with the car off, put the key in accessory, like any other radio type setup. This will maintain the M3-ATX in the on state, and not tell teh pc to shutdown.

    In short, RTFM for the m3-atx. It describes its operation there.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - Bi-Fuel Gasoline/CNG
    Intel D945GCLF2 w/512MB RAM, CL Audigy w/KxProject, M2-ATX, Lilliput EBY701

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •